Geula Update from Rav Fish - Va'et'hanan 5774
From Rav Fish's latest:
- Gaza and Sod
- [We mentioned previously that the letters that precede עזה - Gaza - is סוד - secret, i.e. Kabbala.]
- One of the Hamas spokesmen is Sami Abu Zuhri, which hints to the idea that the troubles started because people weren't learning enough Zohar.
- Tunnels - מנהרות
- The tunnels hint to the inner secrets of the Torah like the Midrash (Tanna Devei Eliyahu Rabba 6) that says:
Just like HKB"H has inner chambers in His Torah, so too, Torah scholars have inner chambers to their Torah and when suffering is about to come, run to these chambers of Torah and the suffering will flee from you.R' Yehuda Veingut adds based on the introduction to Da'at Utvuna of the Ben Ish Hai that the Ariza"l's name was Yitzhak since he clung to the trait of digging the wells of Yitzhak, and he dug wellsprings of Torah. And the wells of Yitzhak were in the Gaza area (see Bereishit 26:17 and 10:19).
- There is a hint here that if we, G-d forbid, don't dig the wellsprings in the inner secrets of the Torah, which contain the Sod of the wells of Gaza, we will get in Gaza digging of terror, Hashem should have mercy.
- R' M.P. adds that מנהרות can be rearranged to spell תורה נם [the Torah is sleeping], meaning that there is a punishment for weakening and sleeping off in the quality of Torah learning.
- Rav Yosef Meir Sofer adds that the letters before מנהרה is למד דק [fine learning], i.e., learning the secrets of the Torah, which are refined and spiritual.
- Alternatively, למד ק"ד - learning codes, which is Remez that brings you to Sod.
- The letters that precede זהר [Zohar] is קוד [code].
- The letters before and after מנהרות are נשק למוד סוד [the weapon is learning Kabbala]. This is why it is the letters before and after - to hint that the learning of Sod will close the tunnels on both sides.
- R' D. Lev adds that מנהרות have the gematria of שבת [Shabbat], the most auspicious time to learn the secrets of the Torah.
- In the time of Gideon, the Jewish people needed to use tunnels against the Midianites and Amalekites (Shofetim 6).
- R' M.P. adds that Gideon used 300 men, which is the gematria of מנהרה.
- R' Yitzchak Isaac Ungar Shlit"a brings down hints from the verses in Devarim 2:23: וְהָעַוִּים הַיֹּשְׁבִים בַּחֲצֵרִים, עַד-עַזָּה--כַּפְתֹּרִים הַיֹּצְאִים מִכַּפְתֹּר, הִשְׁמִידֻם וַיֵּשְׁבוּ תַחְתָּם [and the Avvim, that dwelt in villages as far as Gaza, the Caphtorim, that came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead] and the Ramban brings down that
the Avvim were the Refa'im [giants] since whoever saw them, his heart would melt like wax, and they were called Avvim because they were experts in the dirt like a snake.We see that the Refa'im were people who hid in the dirt and they were called "Avvim" because of חויא [snake]. And they lived in "Hatzeirim until Gaza" - Hatzeirim is Rafi'ah [as Onkelos translates] - the passageway to Gaza.
- A subsequent verse (Devarim 3:11) says כִּי רַק-עוֹג מֶלֶךְ הַבָּשָׁן, נִשְׁאַר מִיֶּתֶר הָרְפָאִים [For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the Rephaim] - Rashei Teivot מערה [cave] - i.e., by Og remained the power of the caves that were in the Land of the Refa'im in Gaza. And it hints here until when this power remains: הִנֵּה עַרְשׂוֹ עֶרֶשׂ בַּרְזֶל, הֲלֹה הִוא בְּרַבַּת בְּנֵי עַמּוֹן: תֵּשַׁע אַמּוֹת אָרְכָּהּ, וְאַרְבַּע אַמּוֹת רָחְבָּהּ--בְּאַמַּת-אִישׁ [behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbah of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man]. The word תשע hints to 5770, plus the four [cubits] gets us to 5774.
- R' M.P. adds that בחצרים עד עזה [in Hatzeirim until Gaza] hints to the airplanes bombing Gaza that come from Hatzeirim Airbase.
- חויא is Rashei Teivot for a verse (Tehilim 107:10) that hints to those who live in tunnels: יֹשְׁבֵי, חֹשֶׁךְ וְצַלְמָוֶת; אֲסִירֵי עֳנִי וּבַרְזֶל [Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron]
- Also, עזה [Gaza] is hinted in the verse עַל-זֶה, הָיָה דָוֶה לִבֵּנוּ--עַל-אֵלֶּה, חָשְׁכוּ עֵינֵינוּ [For this our heart is faint, for these things our eyes are dim]
- Also, for all the years that Hamas kept Gilad Shalit captive, they were busy making tunnels (מנהרה is gematria 300 - ש) and missiles (טיל), which altogether makes שליט [Shalit] and all this was revealed התגלה in 5774 תשע"ד, which altogether makes גלעד.
- Rav Chaim Tzvi Feldman Shlit"a, a relative of the Shomrei Emunim Rebbe ZT"L, told over that the Rebbe said during Cast Lead that he sees Turkey standing by Hamas, something that was not yet known. Additionally, he said, "I'm not afraid of Iran or the Kassams. I'm afraid of Turkey - the tunnels." Rav Feldman asked which tunnels he was referring to. The Rebbe answered, "I see tunnels that they are digging from Egypt and Gaza very deep into the ground, and from this, I'm afraid they'll come."
- It appears that there is a hint that the power of Yishmael comes from the tunnels, as it says וַיִּקְרָא מַלְאַךְ אֱלֹהִים אֶל-הָגָר מִן-הַשָּׁמַיִם, וַיֹּאמֶר לָהּ מַה-לָּךְ הָגָר; אַל-תִּירְאִי, כִּי-שָׁמַע אֱלֹהִים אֶל-קוֹל הַנַּעַר [and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her: 'What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad] - it is Sofei Teivot מנהרה.
- More on the War
- Qatar and Turkey, who support Hamas, are from the root רקטה [rocket - see also here].
- 25 Elul, 5774
- R' Yosef Sheinberger explains that the uprising in Egypt occurred on 20 Shevat, 5771. If you count from that date 1335 days [YY - including the date of 20 Shevat, 5771 itself], you get to 25 Elul, 5774 [Sep. 20, 2014, see calculation here].
- Also, בכ"ה אלול ה'תשע"ד is the same gematria as אז ישיר משה.
- The verse says וַיֹּאמֶר אַבְרָהָם אֶל-נְעָרָיו, שְׁבוּ-לָכֶם פֹּה עִם-הַחֲמוֹר, וַאֲנִי וְהַנַּעַר, נֵלְכָה עַד-כֹּה; וְנִשְׁתַּחֲוֶה, וְנָשׁוּבָה אֲלֵיכֶם [And Abraham said unto his young men: 'Abide ye here with the ass, and I and the lad will go yonder; and we will worship (bow), and come back to you.'] and the Midrash (Bereishit Rabba 56) says:
Ribbi Yitzhak says: Everything is in the merit of bowing. Avraham only returned peacefully from Har Hamoria in the merit of bowing, as it says: "and we will worship (bow), and come back to you". ... The exiles only are gathered in the merit of bowing, as it says "and they shall worship (bow to) the LORD in the holy mountain at Jerusalem". ...R' Yosef Sheinberger explains that this is why ונשתחוה is gematria תשע"ה. And also, עד כה hints to כ"ה אלול [Elul 25] in תשע"ד [in 5774], which is when the process begins.
- Tish'a Be'av, 5774
- R' Yosef Morsiano adds that the prophecy of Redemption was said to ישעיהו בן אמוץ [Yeshayahu the son of Amotz] and the word אמוץ [Amotz] hints to א - symbolizing 1000, plus מו"ץ, with ץ equaling 900 and מ"ו equaling 46. Altogether, it's 1946 years since the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash until Tish'a Be'av, 5774, which is when the prophecies of Redemption will start to be fulfilled.
- תשע"ד is the gematria of שבת חזון [plus the Kollel].
- Yeshivat Mir in Shanghai
- R' M.P. adds that the saving of Yeshivat מיר Mir from Europe in שנחאי Shanghai during the Holocaust is hinted to in the verse שֹׁמֵר, נַפְשׁוֹת חֲסִידָיו; מִיַּד רְשָׁעִים, יַצִּילֵם [He preserveth the souls of His saints; He delivered them out of the hand of the wicked.]
- These are also the letters that make up נ"ר משיח [the candle of Mashiah].